Did you know, there’s a lot of help, hope, and fun right on our doorstep?
Covid-19 and the various lockdowns affected all of us in different ways, both big and small. The good news is that many people and organisations across our community have been finding ways to care whether its through Faith & Hope, Wellbeing, Practical Help, and Community. It’s just we don’t always know where to look.
We’ve put everything that we know together on this page to help as many people as possible access the help that’s right here, in our Borough. Please share with friends and let us know of anything we’ve missed!
This page came from a conversation as local people, of different faiths and those with no faith, who wanted to find ways to care for those around us. We’re continuing to meet regularly to share ideas and encourage each other in making a difference. If you’d like to be a part of this, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to Get In Touch or Join Us at any time!
Lastly, a massive thank you to Emmanuel Oreyeni for our Community Help & Support visual – go check out his amazing art: @oreyeni.arts!
FAITH & HOPE
To connect with other families in the area for games, fun and to learn more about Jesus, join
us on Zoom every Sunday afternoon at 4-5pm.
For more details on our hubs click here.
To share any hopes, fears or people to pray for, please Get In Touch and we will include it in our weekly prayers.
We meet for prayers 8-9pm on Wednesday nights fortnightly, so we’ll keep you in our prayers for as long as needed.
Jimi Litan Ministries
To speak to someone for encouragement, help and support in these times, please call or WhatsApp Jimi.
Telephone Helpline: 0800 448 0256
For regular inspiration and words of hope or to find out more, visit: jimilitanministries.org.uk
Aiming to improve the environment, social cohesion, health, wellbeing and employment for residents of Thames Ward, with online resident led activities including Vibes & Bounce, ESOL, Yoga and more.
Join in and follow them here: @ThamesWardCP
Project Women & Family Wellness
Helping women and families keep fit and healthy supporting those with violent pasts, housing and employment.
For more support contact
07824782217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free activities that benefit the local community and engage young people (0-19) and their families during the half term and summer holidays. Get involved through their socials:
Facebook: Triangoals Unlocking Potentials
A new project striving for excellence, giving young people a platform to talk about everything of concern to them within the community.
Get involved, contact:
07305 216 025 or email@example.com
Barking Churches Unite – The Source
During these difficult times, The Source have developed the phone lines for support
Reset: For people with anxiety and depression
Rediscover: For people experiencing bereavement and loss
Reconnect: Supporting people who are lonely and need to stay at home
Telephone Helpline: 0300 302 3160
Want to make connections and get involved in activities in the Borough? Need practical help or support in these difficult times? You can volunteer or ask for help through the council call centre on 020 8215 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out what fun stuff is going on in the area, visit:
Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)
Used to provide support to those who require help with emergency living expenses, including food, fuel, travel expenses, and household
appliances and clothing.
To see if you are eligible and to apply please visit: www.lbbd.gov.uk/hardship-scheme
Today Tomorrow Streets
From Every One, Every Day, giving people and their neighbours, the opportunity to start exciting projects on their street with 24 Project Kits to choose from including Street Parties, Shared Child Care, Open Tables and Play
Join in here:
Mums On A Mission
Formed by a group of mothers to empower and uplift vulnerable families to identify their goals and pursue their dreams.
Get involved in their monthly brunches through their socials:
Family Things To Do
For family friendly activities in the area, including The Summer Reading Challenge, dance groups, and fun activities to try at home from the Scouts & Girl Guides.
Pullums Dance Academy
Local professional dancers offering classes for all levels (babies, kids, adults) in Ballet, Street, and Jazz. School starts in person from 5th Sept with online lessons available right now!
Get involved on here: Pullums Dance Academy